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What is treatment for anxiety disorder?

What is treatment for anxiety disorder?

Cognitive Therapy: Situation evokes feeling in us and the feeling can depends on our thoughts , if we have a negative thoughts we can feel depressed , anxious , angry ...Cognitive therapy can identify u negative thoughts and helps u change the way u feel...! ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism, particularly for autoimmune thyroiditis unresponsive to drug therapy?

What is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism, particularly for autoimmune thyroiditis unresponsive to drug therapy?

Furhter eval: Hashi and most autoimmune illnesses stem from undiagnosed food allergens or environmental toxins stored in the body. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator function to find a local functional medicine doc to help you order specialized testing for gut like genova cdsa as well as metametrix igg food allergen testing to discover real cause. If not "fixed" other autoimmune illnesses will be in upcoming! ...Read more

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Treatments for hyperthyroidism?

Treatments for hyperthyroidism?

I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What treatment for a complex thyroid nodule?

What treatment for a complex thyroid nodule?

Nodule: If you have a complex thyroid nodule that meets certain criteria a thyroid nodule biopsy under ultrasound could be preformed. It is a simple procedure done with local anesthetic. Most thyroid modules are overwhelmingly benign. If positive additional studies and likely removal of that lone of the thyroid. ...Read more

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Best treatment for anxiety?

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Best treatment for anxiety?

No best treatment: There are many ways to treat anxiety including psychotherapy, ssri's, buspirone, benzodiazepines, etc. Sometimes you may have underlying medical problems causing anxiety, which need to be addressed. There is no one best treatment for anxiety that works for everyone. Each patient is unique. One size doesn't fit all. ...Read more

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Is treatment for bipolar I different from treatment for bipolar II?

Is treatment for bipolar I different from treatment for bipolar II?

Treatment for bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, generally involves medications and mental health counseling (psychotherapy) — whether you have bipolar I or bipolar II: Bipolar II disorder is not a milder form of bipolar I disorder, but a separate diagnosis. While the manic episodes of bipolar I disorder can be severe and dangerous, individuals with bipolar II disorder can be depressed for longer periods, which can cause significant impairment. The types and doses of medications prescribed are based on your particular symptoms. Whether you have bipolar I or II, medications may include: Mood stabilizers. , Mood-stabilizing antipsychotics. , Antidepressants. , Antidepressant-antipsychotic. . In addition to medication for bipolar disorder, other treatment approaches include: Psychotherapy. , Substance abuse treatment. , Treatment programs. , Lifestyle issues. . You may need to try different medications or combinations of medications to determine what works best. So it's important to regularly meet with your psychiatric care provider to see how well your treatment is working. If necessary, your provider may make periodic adjustments to your medication to keep symptoms and side effects under control. ...Read more

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Is strattera (atomoxetine) a treatment for ocd?

Is strattera (atomoxetine) a treatment for ocd?

No: No - strattera (atomoxetine) is a treatment for adhd. There are some people who have both adhd and ocd, and it would not be unusual for them to take strattera (atomoxetine). However, strattera (atomoxetine) itself is not a treatment for ocd. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for social anxiety disorder?

What is the treatment for social anxiety disorder?

Therapy +/- meds: Many individuals respond to congitive-behavioral therapy, individually or in groups. Some people benefit from medicaiton, and some combination therapy. A former resident and i put together a web-page: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/overcomingsocialanxietydisorder.Asp. ...Read more

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Is lithium an effective treatment for bipolar disorder?

Yes: In fact, lithium is probably the best/most studied medication for the treatment of bipolar disorder. It is very effective in many but not all cases. It has been shown to be the most effective treatment for suicidality. It can be safe and effective, especially for bipolar i disorder or a manic episode. ...Read more

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What is the therapy treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

What is the  therapy treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Medications: Schizoaffective disorder can be hard to treat. Typically, antipsychotic medicatoins are needed to help with the psychosis, and then antidepressants or mood stabilizers or both may be needed to help with the disturbance in mood. Over time, the specific symptoms may change, and sometimes one class of drugs makes other symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Is faverin for OCD effective also for social anxiety and depression ?

Is faverin for OCD effective also for social anxiety and depression ?

Yes it can be: Faverin = fluvoxamine, an antidepressant which also has significant anti-anxiety attributes. Like most ssri's, it may cause GI side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. These may dissipate in the first weeks of use. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20238342 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18568110. ...Read more

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What is treatment for thyroid cancer?

What is treatment for thyroid cancer?

Surgery: A surgery named total thyroidectomy is the mainstay of therapy for thyroid cancer. This may be done with or without a central neck dissection depending on your particular surgeon's prefrences and how aggressive your particular thyroid cancer may be. After surgery depending on multiple factors you may or may not receive radioactive iodine ablation. ...Read more

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What other treatment options is there for borderline personality disorder besides behavioral therapy?

What other treatment options is there for borderline personality disorder besides behavioral therapy?

DBT: The main recommended treatment is dialectical behavior therapy. www.dbtselfhelp.com information about all aspects of dialectical behaviour therapy. Find handouts, worksheets, lessons, and research articles. Flash cards·dbt skills list·dbt lessons·connecting skills·instant mindfulness·what is dbt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How successful is tms therapy for someone with physical anxiety symptoms?

Fair to good: i have seen some studies showing benefit from tms therapy for many forms of anxiety. in my practice, ssri therapy is far better and insurances rarely cover tms therapy which present another obstacle. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for anxiety disorder besides zoloft (sertraline)?

What is the best treatment for anxiety disorder besides zoloft (sertraline)?

Combination: Psychotherapy and medication are most effective in combination. Regarding antidepressants such as zoloft, (sertraline) there is no consistence that one is superior to another. Treatment must be individualized to ensure adequate relief. ...Read more

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What is the medical treatment for social anxiety?

What is the medical treatment for social anxiety?

Get evaluated first: To determine if you really have an anxiety disorder and if you need to be treated or not. If it turns out that you do, then the best treatment is usually a combination of therapy and medication. Cbt is a well-known and well researched form of treatment, although i myself am an advocate of insight oriented psychodynamic psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Is wellbutrin/bupropion an effective treatment for adhd?

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Is wellbutrin/bupropion an effective treatment for adhd?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): In few cases where there is intolerance or contraindication to use of stimulants, yes. At times it can also be used to supplement other meds., off-label. ...Read more

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Is Armour Thyroid a good supplement for hypothyroidism treatment?

Is Armour Thyroid a good supplement for hypothyroidism treatment?

T3 (liothyronine) and T4: t3 (liothyronine) thyroid is active thyroid. T4 thyroid converts to t3 (liothyronine). T3 (liothyronine) gets metabolized fast. High t3 (liothyronine) will suppress tsh. TSH stimulates the thyroid to make t4 and t3 (liothyronine). For some people armour thyroid is good. For some it has a little too much t3 (liothyronine). There is medicine that is all t3 (liothyronine) and all t4. I like armour thyroid. T4 is popular. ...Read more

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What is the best SSRI to treat OCD? Thyroid tested along with everything else…Health is good but nothing I have done in CB therapy has helped?

What is the best SSRI to treat OCD? Thyroid tested along with everything else…Health is good but nothing I have done in CB therapy has helped?

Have you used: Exposure Therapy w/Ritual prevention? It is modern and effective. You need someone well trained in this. Peace and good health. Your state psychological association or your doc can help w/referral. ...Read more

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Is there a kind of hyper thyroidism that resolves without treatment ?

Is there a kind of hyper thyroidism that resolves without treatment ?

Yes: Dequervain's thyroiditis can make you hyperthyroid for a few days or weeks then self-cure. Another cause is eating beef into which the animal's thyroid was accidentaly placed by the butcher. ...Read more

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In simple words what is CBT in OCD treatment?

In simple words what is CBT in OCD treatment?

CBT & OCD: CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Too simply put, it is based on the researched premise that our thinking (self-talk) creates our feelings. We learn to turn up the volume on unconscious thoughts and talk back and change them. OCD is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, thoughts and behaviors that repeat and interfere w/function or comfort. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 40 mg good for treatment of ocd?

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 40 mg good for treatment of ocd?

It can be: All the ssri antidepressants, including prozac, (fluoxetine) may be helpful in ocd. Work on this with your doctor; dose is adjusted according to response. ...Read more

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Is erp(exposure and response prevention) and effective treatment for ocd?

Is erp(exposure and response prevention) and effective treatment for ocd?

Yes: It is a very effective treatment that avoids medications. It is a bit tough at first, but the learning from it actually is more helpful than medications. ...Read more

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What does having double s allele mean for treatment of OCD and anxiety disorder medication?

Maybe less effect: I think you mean that you are homozygous for the s (short) variant of the serotonin transport protein. Some studies suggest you might be less resilient to stressful events and less responsive to particular medication -- the ssris (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) etc.) these studies are only guidelines. They should not dictate treatment. Your physician will consider that information as she considers tx options. ...Read more

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Will treatment of OCD revive clarity of thought and/or intelligence and/or cognition, for 8 year old?

Will treatment of OCD revive clarity of thought and/or intelligence and/or cognition, for 8 year old?

PANS?: There should be no problems with clarity of thought or intelligence in a child with primary OCD. I would take that child in ASAP to a developmental pediatrician or child psychiatrist to evaluate for PANS. ...Read more

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Will a snri treat OCD ? Or just ssri can treat ocd? Also can OCD go away by itself or treatment is necessary ?

Will a snri treat OCD ? Or just ssri can treat ocd?  Also can OCD go away by itself or treatment is necessary ?

Results differ: Many medications can help OCD but,the SSRIs have typically been most effective, often at higher doses than what is needed to treat depression. OCD can get worse during periods of stress so in mild forms it can appear to go away on its own. However, it typically does require treatment to go away. Luckily there are many behavioral treatments available which are very effective in treating OCD . ...Read more

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How is ERP carried out for treatment of OCD (fear of certain chemical)? Is there any reliable website available for reference?

How is ERP carried out for treatment of OCD (fear of certain chemical)? Is there any reliable website available for reference?

If ERP is: referring to Exposure Response Prevention, this is a treatment for OCD wherein you are gently exposed to situations that may trigger OCD and the various rituals that folks use to ward of perceived danger (often vague or unknown dangers). The response or ritual is prevented with the help of a therapist and in time the behavior extinguishes, dies off. Don't know of a specific website. Peace. ...Read more

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Cant afford OCD treatment.None nearby.To go away over $15k min.I am unemployed. Doing daily erp at home but exhausting.Too many triggers.I am shunned.

Cant afford OCD treatment.None nearby.To go away over $15k min.I am unemployed. Doing daily erp at home but exhausting.Too many triggers.I am shunned.

See family doctor: You could afford Prozac (fluoxetine) for your ocd. You will need a dose of 60-80 mg per day and this can cost as low as 12-20 dollars a month in our local pharmacies. Your therapy at home is much likely to go better if you are medicated. Best wishes. Check also in your county for psychiatric services for indigent people. ...Read more

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I want treatment for ocd. I keep thinking about a certain thing and I'm really worried I think that I have to touch things with both hands please help?

I want treatment for ocd. I keep thinking about a certain thing and I'm really worried I think that I have to touch things with both hands please help?

See a psychologist: The best treatment for symptoms of OCD are behavioral therapy by a psychologist experienced in treating OCD and in some cases concurrent use of anti-depressants (Zoloft, Prozac, (fluoxetine) etc.) ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for ocd?

How can I get treatment for ocd?

Behavior Therapy: Exposure and response prevention (erp) is a well-established behavioral technique used to treat ocd. In an erp an individual is exposed to their fear and taught to avoid compulsing to reduce their discomfort. This type of therapy needs to be conducted by a trained psychotherapist. Often medication is used in conjunction with cbt. ...Read more

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What's the duration of the treatment of moderate cases of ocd?

What's the duration of the treatment of  moderate cases of ocd?

Variable: Depends on endpoint and what type of treatment you are referring to. Behavioral therapy is very effective for ocd often in addition to medication. The duration of treatment is based on individual response to treatment program. ...Read more

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Is strattera (atomoxetine) a treatment for ocd?

No: No - strattera (atomoxetine) is a treatment for adhd. There are some people who have both adhd and ocd, and it would not be unusual for them to take strattera (atomoxetine). However, strattera (atomoxetine) itself is not a treatment for ocd. ...Read more

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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) an effective treatment for ocd?

Is Lexapro (escitalopram) an effective treatment for ocd?

OCD help: Lexapro (escitalopram) is one of many SSRI (serotonin-boosting) meds commonly used to treat OCD. It may be effective for some. There is no one 'best' med to treat OCD. Some variables that may influence response to Lexapro (escitalopram) and similar meds are: life stresses, other medications taken, co-existing depression. Good overview of OCD: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/index.shtml#part_145350 I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there are any memory eraser medicine that can erase all of memory specially bad memory in psychology.That can useful in pstd or OCD treatment ..

Is there are any memory eraser medicine that can erase all of memory specially bad memory  in psychology.That can useful  in pstd or OCD treatment ..

No drug erasers: I agree with dr. Pappas. Work with a therapist who is epxerienced with ptsd and consider use of acupuncture as an adjunct (seven internal & seven external dragons). ...Read more

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Hello, I'm writing for a treatment to OCD. I keep thinking about a certain thing and i cant get it out of my mind. I am really worried and need help.'?

Hello, I'm writing for a treatment to OCD. I keep thinking about a certain thing and i cant get it out of my mind. I am really worried and need help.'?

Behavioral therapist: Would recommend following up with a behavioral therapist. If you have issues with anxiety / panic disorder as well Freespira might help. visit www.freespira.com for more info. ...Read more

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What is a better treatment for anxiety and ocd, Paxil (paroxetine) or nafazodone?

Paxil (paroxetine): Of the two drugs you mention, Paxil (paroxetine) would be better for anxiety and ocd. It is in the ssri class, which is known to treat these conditions. Nefazodone is a sedating antidepressant. It might decrease anxiety via sedation, but is not directly anxiety-relieving. Nor does it treat OCD to the best of my knowledge. ...Read more

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Are there doctors who can test to find out why I have ADHD and OCD and suggest non medication treatment options?

Are there doctors who can test to find out why I have ADHD and OCD and suggest non medication treatment options?

Sort of: There are no specific tests to either adhd or ocd; both are clinical diagnoses based on patient description of symptoms. However, there are non-medication treatments for both, especially for ocd. Look for a specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt). In urban areas, you probably can find centers that specialize in non-medication interventions for both adhd and ocd. ...Read more

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